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Carny sideshows

Carny sideshows

weird wonders of the midway

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Published by Citadel Press in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

Drawn from firsthand accounts from sideshow school in Coney Island and a school in Philadelphia, this portrait of current American sideshow performers showcases the entertainers who have mastered such skills as fire-eating, sword-swallowing, and snake handling.

Edition Notes

StatementTony Gangi
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1835 .C37 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 222 p. :
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24410710M
ISBN 109780806531342
LC Control Number2009937072
OCLC/WorldCa436028302

"Secrets of the Sideshows is an engaging exploration of the history and marvels of the midway. From the tricks of ancient Egyptian magicians to the wonders of London's eighteenth-century Bartholomew Fair to the golden age of P.T. Barnum's sideshows, Nickell reveals the structure of the shows, specific methods behind the performances, and showmen's tactics for recruiting performers and.


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A magician goes to sideshow school for a week. almost nothing of the history, just one man's journey through a week of sideshow school. the writing isnt terrible, but the title is misleading and its more of an autobiographical tale than a book about carnys or sideshows /5(4). Its all in the way you train them) as well as a professional magician, sideshow aficionado and performer.

Hes mastered Tony Gangi is the author of Carny Sideshows: Weird Wonders of the Midway /5. Teller, of Penn & Teller, perhaps this generation's in-carny-ation of the sideshow, knew and admired Bone and contributes a delightful foreword. This is an excellent contribution to a growing list of recently published circus books like Nell Stroud's Josser (LJ 2/1/01) and Donnalee Frega's Carny sideshows book of Illusion: A Circus Family's Story (LJ 5/1/01)/5(11).

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Carny Sideshows:: Weird Wonders of The Midway by Tony Gangi at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow. Join Carnival Maestro Todd Robbins and award-winning filmmaker, Nick Basile, on a journey into a world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, contortionists, professional lunatics and much, much more.

A great book in all if you want to have a overview of many of the more famous sideshows, he goes more in depth into the more renowned acts obviously/5(16). "Secrets of the Sideshows" begins to roll in Chapter 4, "Human Oddities: Large and Small," and continues with his survey of most (but not quite all) of the varieties of cheap fun that hucksters and mountebanks have brought to the metropolises and hamlets over the centuries.

Nickell Carny sideshows book and likes carnies, and it by: From P.T. Barnum's albinos and "Siamese" twins, to the traveling oddity museums linked to circuses and carnivals, to a whole new generation of "carny kids," Carny Folk reveals the str Here spectators will see Atasha the Gorilla Girl, Combustible Kira, Lionel the Lion-Faced Man, Otis the Frog Boy, Serpentina the Snake Girl, and more than forty other legendary sideshow acts/5.

A wild ride. Most famous of the sideshow titles is Nightmare Alley written by a man who lived the life, William Lindsay Gresham. “This is not a nice book” warns the opening line of the jacket blurb. The protagonist is an anti-hero, a carny worker with big ideas, who climbs the social strata by stepping on others along the way.

Click Books By Category to see Carny sideshows book books relisted in eleven subtopics. Click Book Covers to see the cover images. See our Recommended Reading page for a more selective guide to the most essential works on the history of carnivals and sideshows.

Circus Book Store The Largest Collection of Factual Circus and Sideshow Books on the Internet. In association with Amazon Carny sideshows book Com we are offering these hard to find circus and sideshow books. Help support Circuses and Sideshows Dot Com. Tony Gangi is the author of Carny Sideshows: Weird Wonders of the Midway (Citadel Press, ).

In addition to being a dyed in the wool lover of Halloween, he is the proprietor of one of the few flea circuses in existence, (Live fleas do, in fact, perform circus tricks, he says/5(1).

Here spectators will see Atasha the Gorilla Girl, Combustible Kira, Lionel the Lion-Faced Man, Otis the Frog Boy, Serpentina the Snake Girl, and more than forty other legendary sideshow acts.

From P.T. Barnum's albinos and "Siamese" twins, to the traveling oddity museums linked to circuses and carnivals, to a whole new generation of "carny kids," Carny Folk reveals the strange, fantastic, and 4/5(1).

a magician goes to sideshow school for a week. almost nothing of the history, just one man's journey through a week of sideshow school. the writing isnt terrible, but the title is misleading and its more of an autobiographical tale than a book about carnys or sideshows /5.

Tony Gangi, professional magician, lifelong sideshow devotee, and card-carrying graduate of Coney Island's famed Sideshow School, guides you through the stupendous techniques and proud traditions of this shocking and fascinating realm of entertainment.

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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Read "Carny Sideshows: Weird Wonders of The Midway" by Tony Gangi available from Rakuten Kobo. Step right up, Ladies and Germs, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world. Be astonished. amaze Brand: Citadel Press. Buy a cheap copy of Carny Sideshows book by Tony Gangi.

Step right up, Ladies and Germs, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world. Be astonished. amazed. disgusted. by brazen acts of Free shipping over $/5(1).

Sideshow is the first book I read when I arrived in Cambodia and is a must read for anyone heading that way.

flag 1 like Like see review. Bob Koelle rated it it was amazing. Shelves: childhood-favorites. I read this book because of Doonesbury, and had perhaps my first political awakening as a /5(28).

Carny, Circus, Sideshow & Vaudeville Lingo This list is just a small part of my e-book "On The Midway," guaranteed to give you many hours of delight, available for a very reasonable price HERE. Carny Lingo. I know, I know: Some of the jargon here is well-worn.

Some of it, though, is deceptive in its familiarity. If you can sit there without reading this diminutive dictionary, feeling firm in your knowledge that bag pipe bands and glass blowers used to be regular performers in sideshows, you probably don’t need this chapter.

Carny Sideshows: Weird Wonders Of The Midway. by Tony Gangi. Step right up, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world. Tony Gangi, Sideshow Book Author. Purchase the Book Here. Ad Number B In this 8 page black and white mini comic you will meet Professor Badger and his able bodied assistant Elle.

" ON THE MIDWAY "Secrets of the Circus, Carnival and Sideshow. A new book by Wayne Keyser on CDRom. history, sideshow freaks, rides, resources, the Carny Lingo/circus dictionary and much, much more. Of special interest are catalogues and ads from the old days, including the much sought after “Brill’s Bible” (No plans but the original.

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One of the greatest carny books of all time is Lobster Boy, the masterpiece of true crime writer Fred Rosen. Carny Sideshows:: Weird Wonders of The Midway (English Edition) Format Kindle de Tony Gangi (Auteur) Format: Format Kindle.

4,5 sur 5 étoiles 2 évaluations. Voir les 3 formats et éditions Masquer les autres formats et éditions. Prix Amazon Neuf à partir de /5(2). Welcome to Gibtown, the last 'freakshow' town in America “Carny Town” was a fabled place where everyone had run away with the circus.

‘Sideshows may. English Circus Books: A Bibliography of Books on the Circus in English from to Harpur, Derby, England: Trav; S.

No Applause--Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous: Faber & Faber, London: University of Kentucky: Art of the Sideshow: Freaks Past and Present (Exhibition Catalogue) University of Kentucky.

Big Circus Sideshow, founded by the late great showman Jim “JZ” Zajicek, had over 40 attractions under a red and yellow foot circus tent. Sideshow “barkers” prefer to be called. Carny Feet. 1, likes 6 talking about this. Carnivals, Dark Rides, Funhouses, Sideshow Attractions, Vintage Oddities and more.

Please feel free to contribute. The weirder, the better. This list is just a small part of my e-book "On The Midway," guaranteed to give you many hours of delight, available for a very reasonable price HERE.

NOTE: THEN AND NOW. This "carny lingo dictionary" makes no distinction between the way things were in the past and the way they are now. A second subclass of the “born” oddity is what is known in carny parlance as the “anatomical wonder,” that is, “a sideshow performer, usually perceived as a human oddity, but more a working act” (Taylor91).

A good example would be James Morris, who. secrets of the sideshows Download secrets of the sideshows or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get secrets of the sideshows book now.

This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The Amazing Vanteen - Tells of his life with a traveling carnival American Sideshow Blowoff - Another carny blog Amusing the Zillion - Blog by a former Carny.

Ballycast - Wonderful interviews with sideshow performers Carny Sideshows - Tony Gangi’s wonderful book about sideshow school Circuses and Sideshows - An absolutely wonderful collection of circus links. Ward Hall - The King of the SideShows James Taylor - The world's foremost authority on the lore and history of the sideshow & The Writer Publisher & Editor of Shocked and Amazed.

On & Off the Midway. Magazine Todd Robbins - The Post-Modern Master of the SideShow Ses Carney - Of the Ses Carny SideShow. The Paperback of the Secrets of the Sideshows by Joe Nickell at Barnes & Noble. (CSI), is the author of more than twenty investigative books, including Secrets of the Sideshows and Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal.

Editorial Reviews "Using history, real carny language, stories from former sideshow workers and owners, and from. FreakShow Deluxe is Hollywood's own & ONLY carnival-style sideshow. FreakShow Deluxe hits the stage like a raucous freight-train - full of sexy performers, stunning visuals and a sense of humor that keeps the audience enthralled.

Like the voice from a bygone era, the FreakShow Deluxe comes straight out of America's mythology. Full Description: ""Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition.

For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even. Geek shows were an act in traveling carnivals and circuses of early America and were often part of a larger sideshow.

The billed performer's act consisted of a single geek, who stood in center ring to chase live chickens. It ended with the performer biting the chickens' heads off and swallowing them. The geek shows were often used as openers for what are commonly known as freak shows.

Get in touch. Kensington Publishing Corp. West 40th Street New York, New York. Carny, also spelled carnie, is an informal term used in North America for a traveling carnival employee, and the language they use, particularly when the employee plays a game ("joint"), food stand ("grab" or "popper"), or ride at a carnival.

The term "showie" is used synonymously in Australia.Interest in sideshows declined as television made it easy (and free) to see the world's most exotic attractions.

Moreover, viewing "human oddities" became distasteful as the public conscience changed, and many localities passed laws forbidding the exhibition of freaks. The performers often protested (to no avail) that they had no objection to the sideshow, especially since it provided not only.Chastity Belts and Carnies.

This week we acquire the inside news from The Carny Chroniclers – those who write about the unusual performers who frequent sideshows: James Taylor, publisher of the famed “Shocked and Amazed” series and Tony Gangi, author of the new book, “Carny Sideshows” talk about their editorial exploits, the unusual people they have met, and their own passions about.